chalcone

noun chal·cone \ˈkalˌkōn\
variants: less commonly

chalkone

\ˈkalˌkōn\

Definition of chalcone

plural

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  1. :  a yellow crystalline ketone C6H5CHCHCOC6H5 made by the condensation of benzaldehyde and acetophenone; also :  any of various derivatives of this compound, several of which are plant pigments related to the flavones

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Origin and Etymology of chalcone

German chalkon, from chalk- chalc- + -on -one; from its use in producing reddish yellow dyestuffs


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